Photographer's Note

I lived for over a month in a very small ashram with three Babas. The ashram was located in a wonderful valley called Kali Kunt, somewhere half way between Haridwar and Gangotri (source of the ganges). And I don't have to mention how fortunate I was and well... blessed to had such an intimate insight in that extremely interesting world.
The sadhu on the picture was the Guru, a highly fascinating and powerful person. He devoted his life to higher purposes at the very age of 6 and since then lived a dedicated and strict life according to the Sadhu codex. There would be tonnes of stories to tell about the time with the Babas, but I'll let the picture do the storytelling.

P.s. I'm aware that this photo is over-saturated, and that was my intention. People who experienced the effects of a chillum or any marijuana related substances might know why I chose the intense colors. I wanted to relate the color of the photo to the intense color perception which one experiences under the influence of a chillum.
But of course I know, by doing so, I walk on the very edge of good taste photography.

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